Visual Perception — Not Just 20/20 Vision

Sight is the ability to see, but vision is something much more encompassing.  Visual perception is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the information that we “see” with our eyes. Commonly we think that if we have 20/20 eyesight then we have good vision. This is not necessarily true. There are many more skills that the eyes must …Read More >

20 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Preschoolers I will clean up my toys and put them where they belong. I will brush my teeth twice a day. I will wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating. I won’t tease dogs or other pets – even friendly ones. I will avoid being bitten by keeping my fingers and face away from their mouths. …Read More >

Topics in Physical Therapy: Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?  Plantar fasciitis is inflammation in the thick tissue (plantar fascia) of the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia connects the bone in the heel to the bones of the toes which helps to form the arch of the foot. What Does it Typically Feel Like? Tightness and/or pain on the bottom of the foot  Pain …Read More >

Topics in Women’s Health: Considerations After a Cesarean Section

The cesarean section (c-section) rate in the United States continues to rise.  Statistics for 2010, show that one in three women gives birth by c-section. With numbers that high, it’s necessary for physical therapists to understand the complications of this surgery. Infections and Cesarean Sections The first consideration is the rate of  infection at the incision site. It’s also important …Read More >

Helping Your Child with Articulation at Home

A new school year is here! Your child is continuing or just beginning speech- language therapy for sounds that they are having difficulty saying. Here are a few tips to encourage your child to speak more clearly at home. Tips to Improve Speech Clarity If you understand only part of what your child is saying, request more information. “Wow! It …Read More >

Minimize Your Child’s Risk For Sports Related Injuries

School sports season is now underway. This is an exciting time for the millions of children who are beginning or returning to a sport. Unfortunately, it also brings the  potential  for  injuries.  As many as  20% of children who participate in sports activities will be injured each year. As a parent, there are things you can do to help minimize …Read More >

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